Movies like The Quiet Earth

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The Quiet Earth (1985)
 6.7
 26K
The Quiet Earth (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, mind bending, clever, serious, surprise ending, psychotronic, enigmatic, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: apocalypse, alone, vestiges of humanity, post apocalypse, end of the world, experiment, laboratory, sun, disaster, mystery, graphic violence, escapades, chaos, disorder, secret experiment, earth, research, disappearance, bomb, government, trust, alternate reality, death, male nudity, survival ...
Time: future
Place: new zealand

Most similar movies to The Quiet Earth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, thought provoking, visually appealing and psychological films with plots about catastrophe, dialogue, danger, distopia, life is a bitch, death and storytelling mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Quiet Earth: Solaris (2002), Solaris (1972), Stalker (1979), Cloud Atlas (2012), Dragon Head (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Solaris (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.
Style: psychological, stylized, atmospheric, futuristic, surreal ...
Plot: space and aliens, space station, outer space, mysterious planet, astronaut, space travel, afterlife, spacecraft, mystery, hallucination, back from the dead, romance ...
Time: future
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100%
 8.0
 90K
Solaris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: atmospheric, psychedelic, cerebral, art house, intellectual ...
Plot: outer space, scientist, space station, space travel, hallucination, space and aliens, russian, investigation, astronaut, dreams, back from the dead, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s, distant future
Place: ussr, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 131K
Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: philosophical, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy, art house ...
Plot: stalker, surrealism, scientist, russian, human nature, future dystopia, wish come true, post apocalypse, desire, society, escapades, psychic ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 359K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: life philosophy, reincarnation, destiny, dystopic future, distopia, human nature, death, life & death, karma, wisdom of life, multiple storylines, love and romance ...
Time: future, 1930s, 20th century, 21st century, 19th century ...
Place: san francisco, hawaii, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Dragon Head (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Teru Aoki (青木 輝) is on a train to Tokyo after a school trip. A disaster occurs which partially destroys the train and blocks a tunnel. When Teru awakes, he finds all his classmates and teachers are dead.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: sole survivor, survival, vestiges of humanity, apocalypse, isolation, life is a bitch, left to die, chaos, disaster, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, confined ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 73K
Blindness (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Canada, Japan, UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, intense, philosophical ...
Plot: plague, blind character, post apocalypse, distopia, society, chaos, fight, doctor, social decay, human spirit, disability, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.0
 3K
Quintet (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called Quintet. For one small group, this obsession is not enough. They play the game with living pieces, and only the winner survives.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ice age, climate change, isolation, future dystopia, rivalry, apocalypse, obsession, society, life is a bitch, survival, chaos, vengeance ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
These Final Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: What would you do on the last day on Earth? With the end of the world only hours away, the self-absorbed James heads to the ultimate party-to-end-all-parties. On his way there, he saves the life of a young girl named Rose who is searching ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, race against time, party, chaos, life is a bitch, on the road, redemption, little girl, track down, obsessive quest, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.3
 5K
The Rapture (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lonely telephone operator leading an empty, amoral life finds God — only to have her faith continually tested in ways beyond what she could have imagined.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, surreal, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, murder, religious conversion, faith, family relations, religions or cults, family problems, group sex, religion and supernatural, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
 608K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, non-linear, surreal, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: time travel, post apocalypse, paranoia, insanity, alternate reality, apocalypse, save the world, time loop, plague, social misfits, psychology, changing the past or future ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2030s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 16K
The Day After (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The film portrays a fictional nuclear war between NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact that rapidly escalates into a full scale exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union, focusing on the residents of Lawrence, Kansas, and Kansas City, ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, suspense, harsh ...
Plot: nuclear war, cold war, nuclear holocaust, apocalypse, radiation, disaster, world war three, catastrophe, hysteria, life is a bitch, survival, post apocalypse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: kansas, usa, missouri, ussr, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 6K
Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: nuclear war, small town, survival, disaster, nuclear holocaust, radiation, life is a bitch, future dystopia, parents and children, demolished city, chaos, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, near future, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: cynical, allegory, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, chaos, end of the world, prophecy, split personality, smuggling, conspiracy, dishonesty, life is a bitch, dark humor, alternate reality ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future, year 2005, year 2008
Place: los angeles, california, southern california, afghanistan, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Robert Morgan is the last man on earth, as far as he can tell. A plague killed everyone else on the planet several years ago. He was immune to it, and can only guess why. Vampires that were formerly human attack Morgan's home every night
Style: atmospheric, bleak, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: antidote, zombie, apocalypse, vampire, survival, end of the world, plague, disease, dead man, blindness, corpse, cemetery ...
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Ever Since the World Ended (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Twelve years ago, a plague swept through, wiping out most of the population; in San Francisco, only 186 people remain. Two of them use jury-rigged batteries to power a camera and make a documentary. We see a variety of approaches to survival, from ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, chaos, future dystopia, apocalypse, introspection, society, wilderness, escapades, commune, plague, survivor ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mysterious global blackout yields countless populations to simply vanish, leaving only their clothes and possessions behind. A small handful of survivors band together in a dimly-lit tavern on 7th Street, struggling to combat the apocalyptic ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, serious, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, darkness, apocalypse, supernatural, survival, disappearance, church, chaos, hospital, mystery, group of strangers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft. A British science-fiction film from director Nicolas ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, serious, meditative ...
Plot: space and aliens, supernatural romance, alien life-form, disorder, fish out of water, benign alien, secret identity, mysterious character, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, humanity, alien invasion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Man Facing Southeast (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A new patient mysteriously appears in a psychiatric ward. He claims to come from another planet to study humans and their behavior. The alien is gentle but criticizes humans for their harsh treatment of each other. The assigned psychiatrist is ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, clever, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental institution, psychiatry, insanity, alien contact, hospital, benign alien, mystery, supernatural ability, society, mysterious character, investigation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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No Blade of Grass (1970)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: contamination, family in danger, apocalypse, family relations, chaos, survival, farm, distopia, virus, plague, future dystopia, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, mind bending, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: trap, isolation, survival, trapped, escape, maze, survival horror, group of strangers, claustrophobia, captivity, death, mathematics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
 56K
Jericho (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: Jericho is an American action/drama series that centers on the residents of the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, small town, chaos, post apocalypse, leadership, conspiracy, courage, distopia, mystery, disaster, selflessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 73K
The Postman (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: In 2013 there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, dystopic future, post apocalypse, future dystopia, vestiges of humanity, adventure, drifter, postman, leadership, life is a bitch, post war, brutality ...
Time: future, year 2013, 2040s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 124K
I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab ...
Style: thought provoking, mind bending, enigmatic, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: reincarnation, metaphysics, buddhism, atheism, eye, society, inventions and discoveries, elevator, afterlife, track down, death, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2009, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.6
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Silent Running (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for ...
Style: captivating, serious, light, tragic ending, psychedelic ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, robot, distopia, environmentalism, fighting the system, biosphere, factory, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Z for Zachariah (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Iceland, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he’s nearly ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: post apocalypse, radiation, nuclear war, survivor, love triangle, apocalypse, farm, survival, jealousy, human nature, chaos, end of the world ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 237K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, melancholic, artsy, philosophical, atmospheric ...
Plot: metaphysics, immortality, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, loneliness, loss of loved one, afterlife, love of one's life, cancer ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 40K
Cube Zero (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cube Zero is the third film in the trilogy yet this time instead of a film about people trapped in a deadly cube trying to get out we see it from the eyes of someone who is controlling the cube and the torture of the victims inside. When the nerd ...
Style: scary, surreal, clever, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parallel world, survival, rescue, mathematics, riddles and clues, isolation, mystery, race against time, captivity, trap, memory loss, puzzle ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
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28 Days Later (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: scary, tense, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, survival, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, epidemic, plague, fear, infected, rage, quarantine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england, big ben london, manchester ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, countryside, survival, chaos, human nature, catastrophe, society, hopes, life is a bitch, social differences, family problems, disaster ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.3
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After We Leave (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A sci-fi drama about a man struggling to find his wife, who he abandoned six years ago, before their visa to emmigrate to an off-world colony expires.
Style: philosophical, stylized, twists and turns, exciting, visually appealing ...
Plot: colony, dystopic future, post apocalypse, chase, survival, human existence, surrealism, husband wife relationship, survivor, apocalypse, space travel, distopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%